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Old 05-31-2011, 04:33 AM   #1
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Got a 2002 2700 picked out with 240 hours inside is super clean in the Midwest what should I be paying. Thanks mike
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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Cool 2002

Have it checked I had 210 hrs on a merc 2002 5.7L and had to rebuild it .Crap head gaskets sucked a valve etc.And I had it checked out.Good luck
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Have it checked I had 210 hrs on a merc 2002 5.7L and had to rebuild it .Crap head gaskets sucked a valve etc.And I had it checked out.Good luck
No doubt I'm having the boat surveyed but what is a good price for a 2002 2700
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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Go to yachtworld .com and look up that make and model to get an average......
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www.boats.com
www.yachtworld.com
www.usedboats.com
www.boattrader.com

I would do a search. Search the entire country. Expand the search 2yrs +/- You should get a good feel for the price range of that make/model. You'll have to really take a close look at features and condition. Poor condition will drive price down, and many options and features will drive it up. However, you should get to within a few thousand dollars estimated.

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Old 05-31-2011, 02:23 PM   #6
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welcome to the zoo...that's a nice model boat and you should have many happy times....however as stated...and it seems your doing that..have a mechanical survey done and from your research on those sites shrew provided....you can negotiate a better price or make an offer...right now it's a buyers market and will provide you with a nice boat...
I'd like to point out that although this is a maxum site....we can't logically provide advice on a boats worth...mechanical and handling qualities yes...but price is soooooo subjective with area, condition, market that we're just not able to help with that type of advice...
good research and a survey is your best weapons to have in your person when negotiating .....

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Ok IM having a full survey done for 530

I'm buying it for 32'000
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when the survey comes back...if there is any problems...you now have some negotiating power and can ask for a lower price...remember..it's a buyers market....offer less and let them counter....



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His asking price was 37000 I offered 32000 and after some talk got it for 32000. , what do you guys think 2002 maxum 2700 240 hours for 32000
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Ibassez...
congrats and the 2700 is a great boat depending on engine/drive packages.........
don't know your boating experiences...but if your a beginner...please take an approved boating safety course...

post some pic's when you get a chance..


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Just doing a few quick searches seems like a decent price. All depends on condition. Does it come with a trailer? What Size motor?
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My only advice is, you can always bid low and allow them to refuse or to counter. You can counter their counter and go back and forth as well. However, once you submit a bid the buyer can rarely lower it. I hate it when they accept the first offer. that means they would have taken less. I'd take a look at as many boats of that size adn general year, then bid as low as possible within the reasonable range. If they are dealing with a broker or dealer, then there should be little worry of offending the broker. This is business. As stated, make sure the bid is contingent on a satisfactory survey and sea trial.
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On the flip side, if you low ball a bid then the owner/dealer/broker won't take you seriously and may decline working with you at all (depending, of course, if there is sufficient interest from others). Or, you low ball, they say no, then you come back with another offer - but still too low. Now they know are very interested and and will likely decline that offer too, on the bet that you'll come up yet again.

Certainly, you want to get the boat for the least amount of money. Having looked at quite a lot of used boats I am always rather shocked to find that so very many are in less than "good" condition, a handful are in "nice" condition, and few indeed are in "great, turn-key" condition. For my money I'd rather pay more for a boat in great condition, because one like that also suggests it was well maintained.

As suggested, scour the internet for the same year, make, and model that you are considering. Note the asking price, engine package, hours, and relative stated condition of each. I think you'll get a pretty clear idea where the prices are. Also check the NADA guides for boats.

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No trailer 350 mag engine 240 hours very clean inside . He was asking 37000 I thought 32000 was not low balling but low
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In my opinion, a 350 MAG in a 2700 is just barely enough power for that boat. Be absolutely certain you take it for a run with enough weight to approximate how you will typically be using the boat to ensure it performs to your expectations.

I agree, offering 32k on a boat listed at 37k is not low balling - it is a reasonalble offer. However, until you do the research, you won't know if the 37k it is listed at is WAY over market price or not. They may have priced it at 37K, knowing it's over market, and fully expect a 30 to 33K offer - which might STILL be over market but the buyer thinks they are getting the boat a good price. Won't know until you research.
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I have no clue as to the "value" of the boat and / or the "asking price". But, I would agree 100% with Dan's advice above - do your homework. And, I wouldn't be too concerned about making a "low ball" offer - worst that can happen, is seller says "no".

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Old 06-02-2011, 11:36 PM   #17
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Did some looking around and 32000 for a 2002 maxum 2700 with 240 hours is a good price the boat looks really really inside . Has some scratches near the bumpers which I think is common. Néeds a wax and was stored indoors . Think 32000 is a good price
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